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Noun transportation has 6 senses
  1. transportation system, transportation, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    --1 is a kind of facility, installation
    --1 is a part of infrastructure, base
    --1 has parts:
     airfield, landing field, flying field, field; bridge, span; line; public transport; terminal, terminus, depot; way
    --1 has particulars:
     air transportation system; highway system; public transit; short line; telpherage, telferage
    Derived form: verb transport1
  2. transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance - the act of transporting something from one location to another
    --2 is a kind of movement
    --2 has parts: pickup
    --2 has particulars:
     transshipment; airlift, lift; connection, connexion; delivery, bringing; drive; carry; lighterage; resettlement, transplantation, relocation; teleportation
    Derived form: verb transport2
  3. fare, transportation - the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
    --3 is a kind of charge
    --3 has particulars:
     airfare; bus fare, carfare; cab fare, taxi fare; train fare
  4. Department of Transportation, Transportation, DoT - the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    --4 is a kind of executive department
    --4 has parts:
     Federal Aviation Agency, FAA; Transportation Safety Administration, TSA; United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast Guard
  5. transportation, shipping, transport - the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials
    --5 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
    --5 is a part of commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    --5 has particulars:
     air transportation, air transport; navigation; hauling, trucking, truckage; freight, freightage; express, expressage; ferry, ferrying
    Derived form: verb transport4
  6. exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation - the act of expelling a person from their native land; "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"
    --6 is a kind of banishment, proscription
    --6 has particulars: Babylonian Captivity
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